The Shuswap Seed Swap began 24 years ago at Green Croft Gardens and was hosted by Gabriele & Wolf Wesle and June Griswold. As people’s interest in gardening and seed saving grew so did the need for larger facilities. After outgrowing many local venues, the Shuswap Seed Savers are pleased to call the Splatsin Community Centre their new host site. This unique and stunning building has allowed us to expand our number of vendors as well as offer many presentations on subjects related to sustainable gardening.
A major attraction at this event is our annual community seed swap table. Local gardeners and seed vendors have the opportunity to share their excess seeds with others. The growing and sharing of seeds is a way to preserve crops for generations. The more often a seed is grown in an area the more likelihood you will reap a plentiful crop that is also more resistant to local pests and diseases. It’s exciting when people come to us with their heritage seeds that we can add to our expanding seed bank and share with local gardeners.
We are planning a special event for our 25th anniversary.
On Saturday, March 9th, 2019 we will be having our 25th Seed Swap and Natural Living Fair. Join us in celebrating 25 years of seed saving!
An annual attraction at the Seed Swap are our community seed swap tables. Here local gardeners and seed vendors have the opportunity to share their excess seeds with others for free. This sharing of seeds is a way to preserve crops for generations.
We will be continuing to improve our seed exchange area, encouraging the sharing and saving of seeds . We will also have experienced gardeners on hand to answer questions about your selections.
In addition to bringing your seeds on Saturday morning you can also drop them off in advance at the Enderby Farmer’s Market held at the Splatsin Centre (Green Croft Gardens booth), on Fridays between 10 a.m – 2 p.m or during regular business hours at the Enderby Library. Please be sure to label your seeds with your name, description of the seed, variety, year collected and any other useful information available. We will repackage the seeds for distribution at the Seed Swap.
If possible, please bring your own containers (envelopes) for seeds you will be picking up at the Seed Swap. We will also have some additional packaging/envelopes available on the seed swap tables.